JOHN L. WORLEY JR., trumpet/flugelhorn/post horn artist and leader of Mo-Chi Quartet has been a member in many of the Bay Area’s creative music ensembles for more than 30 years. Adept at a multitude of styles, John has played with many national and international artists in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Central America.
The Mo-Chi Quartet features original compositions by Mo-Chi members, traditional Japanese folk melodies infused with Jazz from all ports in the Americas.
The name Mo-Chi comes from:” Mo” (more) - “Chi” (life, energy).
The Mo-Chi Quartet made its debut in 2011 and has participated in several music series including the Bing Concert Series at the Stanford Hospital, Music at the “R-House”, Jazz Flavors at Santana Row, San Jose Jazz Festival Club Crawl, Jazz Katsu fund raiser for Japan Tsunami aid, along with performances at the D’Vine Jazz and Wine, Hedley Club and Lounge, Cafe Bon Vivant, and City Lights Theater.
Mo-Chi Quartet members are:
John Worley - trumpet, flugelhorn and post horn Murray Low - piano
Ken Okada – bass Kevin Higuchi – drums
John’s recording and performance credits include:
“Miles of Blue-a re-creation of Kind of Blue” Pacifica Performances, 2012
“John Worley plays Miles Davis” – SF Jazz Hot Plate series 2012
Red Dragon Quintet – San Jose Summerfest 2012
Cannonball Adderly tribute – SF Jazz Hot Plate series 2011
“Clementine in the Lower Nine” TheaterWorks World Premier-on stage performer 2011
Paris & Montpellier, France performances with Sebastien Lanson and the Corolla Trio, 2010
“Illuminados, a Tribute to Ivan Lins” Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo. Yoshi’s 2010
"Birth of the Cool Revisited" at the 2009 Sunday Jazz at the Improv, presented by San Jose Jazz
Bari Bari at the 2008 Sunday Jazz at the Improv, presented by San Jose Jazz
The "Re-Birth of The Cool" project, co-leading with Wayne Wallace at the Stanford Jazz Festival in 2006
Carla Bley/Steve Swallow Big Band and The Jon Jang Seven at the 2005 Monterey Jazz Festival
West Coast tours with Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo in 2003, 2004 and 2005